Lasers help bring cataract surgery in focus

Commentary / Aye eye, Doc

THE EYES HAVE IT—At left is a normal eye in contrast to an eye with a cataract. The picture shows how a cataract obscures the pupil and disrupts vision.
There are a number of advantages to using the laser in cataract surgery. Mainly, the surgeon can plan the exact size of the eye capsule opening that is needed for the replacement lens. With lasers, the doctor can also determine the exact pattern in which the old lens will be broken up.
Tests prior to the procedure include obtaining a color...

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